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Do you plan upcoming weeks on Sundays 🏖? If yes how?🤷🏻‍♂️

sarthology profile image Sarthak Sharma ・1 min read

Sunday is day the when I sit back, relax and reflect on my past week. Then I set goals for upcoming week using my Notion Template. One of my personal way to plan is using weekly batching recommended by Tim Ferriss and block my Calendar ahead of time. Check it out

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Sandor Dargo

Each Sunday I plan my three top priorities for the next week. And each day for the next day. I send them to my accountability partner, just like their status. I also plan like this the months and the quarters. Not beyond.

I took this from Benjamin P Hardy (not from the linked book), I've been using it for a year or so and it works quite well.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

What’s an accountability partner 🧐?

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Sandor Dargo

It's someone to whom you send all your goals and your progress. Sharing your daily tasks will motivate you to do better as you don't want to lose face

Here is more about the idea.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

That’s cool.

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Patrick Charles-Lundaahl

I've tried this before, and I really wish I could make it work for me. However, it runs so counter to you how my brain and mental health cycles flow that I've had to find other ways.

My energy and resilience levels have never been reliable enough to make meaningful commitments beyond work/eat/sleep. I've also found that setting goals, particularly SMART goals, beyond the next half day is incredibly bad for my mental health.

My alternative approach has been to build habits for things I want to accomplish (e.g., wake up at 6 and read before work each day). It's not very good if I have a really diverse set of tasks, but it works quite well for big, mid- to - long-term projects that require consistent effort.

I definitely use batching though. I keep task lists and when I have the energy, I open one of them and work my way through them.

All that said, for everyone who can get the make-plans-and-stick-to-them approach work, I am stoked for you!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

You comment reminded me of this video

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Andreas Sommarström

Interesting, thanks for sharing!

Never really thought of it as planning (cause I'm not really a big fan of writing stuff down), but I do use Sunday evenings to reflect and prepare myself for the activities of next week.

For me I've found that just beginning to think about an activity is enough to get the brain going and I find myself to be much better prepared when I get to that point.

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Anna R Dunster

I don't get good results from planning tasks in detail any earlier than about the night before (and not always then), but I have recently started using a weekly planner and started setting up my weekly habit tracker / total time doing X, Y, Z goals each week. I was using a bullet journal before but my pages got so unstructured with the variable contents that my habit trackers there weren't very meaningful: in the bullet journal, I marked all the habits every day, when many of them are more like 3-5 times per week, and not hitting every day was more discouraging than anything in that case. Now being able to color in various squares and see how I'm progressing throughout the week's worth of habit goals really helps me set focus and intention for each day and see what I need to catch up on a few days in advance. It has really helped me improve my productivity.

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Rach Smith

Couldn't live without my weekly review and planning for the upcoming week. I started the habit when I tried out GTD. My review and planning process differs a little to the method explicitly outlaid by David Allen, but is heavily inspired by it. I also do my review/planning in Notion.

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Angela Reeder

I love to use Sunday to plan my week. I like to reflect on what went well in my week prior and what I'd like to improve. Then, I look over any appointments and meetings I have and consider which days will be busier than others and which days I'll have more space in my day.

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Monika Roy

Insightful share 💯

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Andreas Börjesson

Nice share.

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Dante Calderón

The notion template is awesome, thank you for share 🤩

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Sarthak Sharma Author

☺️Glad you liked it.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Ah todoist. ✨🔥